April 11, 2015

President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Mehriban Aliyeva meets heads of Russia’s leading mass media in Moscow

During her visit to Moscow, Azerbaijan’s First Lady, President of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Chairperson of the first European Games Organizing Committee Mehriban Aliyeva met, at TASS Agency, April 11, heads of Russia’s leading mass media. 

First deputy director of TASS Mikhail Gusman said Mehriban Aliyeva’s visit to the Agency was an honour for them. Talking about the first European Games to be held in Baku, Mikhail Gusman called it a unique event. 

Expressing the pleasure of coming back to Moscow, Mehriban Aliyeva talked about the works done in Azerbaijan in connection with the European Games. Noting that these games have been enjoying great support and interest by the state, public organizations and the general public, Mehriban Aliyeva said works associated with Baku-2015 are in the final stage: “All targets set have been accomplished, all services are completely ready for the Games. At the moment, serious preparation works are carried out for the Games’ opening ceremony”. Mehriban Aliyeva said a decision to hold the first European Games in Azerbaijan was associated with the care shown by the state in the country and creation of up-to-date sports infrastructure in the regions, along with the capital, and successes that our sportsmen gained at international competitions. Noting that all measures have been taken and works done to ensure that sportsmen to participate in the Games and guests coming to Azerbaijan feel themselves comfortably, Mehriban Aliyeva said, according to international experts, the Olympic Village created in Azerbaijan is one of the most beautiful villages so far created in the world. Underlining that a Media Village has been created for mass media, Mehriban Aliyeva invited attendees of the event to watch the Games. 

Then Mehriban Aliyeva answered questions of heads of leading mass media of the Russian Federation in connection with the Baku-2015 First European Games. 

Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia Polad Bulbuloghlu talked about the activities of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Russian Representative Office of the Foundation. The ambassador also mentioned about significant humanitarian and social projects implemented by the Russian Representative Office of the Foundation headed by Vice-president of the Foundation Leyla Aliyeva in various cities of this country. 

Then Mehriban Aliyeva watched photos shot by TASS photo-correspondents at different times.